Proposal: Sunsetting Weekly Updates

Community Team blog has automated “Weekly Updates” posts starting from around 2016. The idea behind those posts is that every Community Team member, event organiser, mentorsEvent Supporter Event Supporter (formerly Mentor) is someone who has already organised a WordCamp and has time to meet with their assigned mentee every 2 weeks, they talk over where they should be in their timeline, help them to identify their issues, and also identify solutions for their issues. and deputiesProgram Supporter Community Program Supporters (formerly Deputies) are a team of people worldwide who review WordCamp and Meetup applications, interview lead organizers, and keep things moving at WordCamp Central. Find more about program supporters in our Program Supporter Handbook., could share with others in the comments section what they have done during the last week.

The posts have never gained popularity. Most of the posts have only one to three comments and around half of those posts do not have any comments. At the same time with these posts, the team has a tradition to share at the beginning of each meeting what the attendees have done after the last meeting.

So basically there has been two opportunities to share updates with the rest of the team, and the latter one has been widely more used.

That’s why I’m proposing that we sunset (eg. remove all future) automated Weekly Updates posts. As a replacement, in every meeting attendees could take an extra minute or two to post their update into the comments section of the agenda post. Those team members who can’t join the meeting can also share their updates in the comments.

What do you think? Please share your thoughts before 2021-10-21.